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Peptides Show Promise to Advance Agriculture

Researchers at the Noble Research Institute are taking a novel approach by investigating small peptides as a way to potentially help improve plant stress tolerance.

Test Your Soil Before Applying Lime, Fertilizer

Soil testing offers information that can lead to more informed decision-making and ultimately greater productivity and profitability. Sample in early spring for summer crops and in the summer for fall and winter crops.

Extreme Drought Affecting Great Plains and Beyond

Producers should have contingency plans in place to make decision-making easier as drought conditions worsen.

3 Ways Nitrogen Researchers Are Advancing Agriculture

Nitrogen fertilizers are necessary but also costly. Researchers are looking into ways to improve plants' natural abilities to efficiently use nitrogen.

Farmers, ranchers set to gain new market opportunities for improving soil health

A national coalition convened by the Noble Research Institute announced its intent to create a new voluntary environmental services market that benefits agricultural producers and improves the environment for society at large.

Drought requires immediate action; resources available

Farmers and ranchers in the Southern Great Plains are in a drought with conditions worsening since November.

Million Tadege: Mechanistic understanding of leaf blade lateral expansion in Medicago truncatula

Million Tadege, Ph.D., from the Institute for Agricultural Biosciences at Oklahoma State University, presented "Mechanistic understanding of leaf blade lateral expansion in Medicago truncatula", as part of the Research Seminar Series.

Noble Research Institute launches Land Stewardship Program

Today, the Noble Research Institute announces the launch of the Noble Land Stewardship Program as part of a seven-decade-long effort to support farmers, ranchers and land managers, the guardians of the soil.

Three Important Lessons We Learned From Medicago in 2017

Research using model species leads to fundamental discoveries in biology, and this holds true of our favorite model legume Medicago truncatula as well. Here’s a roundup of three noteworthy lessons we learned last year from international groups working on Medicago.

 

When and How to Prepare a Farm Balance Sheet

A balance sheet is a standard operating procedure for many businesses, including farms and ranches. It is the best way to determine if an entity is financially progressing over time.